Hi, I have really bad health anxiety and have just been put on Citalopram. Does anyone have any experience of the initial side effects, whether you can have a glass of wine while taking these and what time of day is best to take them? I seem to be yawning a lot, feel a bit sick and can't sleep
Citalopram: Hi, I have really bad health... - Anxiety Support
Hi ,I came off citalopram 6 months ago and was on them for 2 years ,I put on over 2 stone with them ,well I blame them but maybe just comfort eating with the anxiety,and yes I still had my glass of wine ( I'd die if I did not get my wine lol) the thing I did notice was a bit more anxious if I had wine the night before, so not really sure if they were side effects or just symptoms of my anxiety,I made the decision to Come off them as wanted to come on my own ( not sure if it was a good idea) as I thought they did not help my anxiety but hubby says they did,I'm going backwards but don't want to stay on pills,good luck with them,I have lost the weight I put on but have stopped eating shite,so maybe was not the pills ,it's better to try them if it helps you take care xx
Been on same meds for 7 weeks now at first got side effects ; sick feeling in the mornings, off my food, waking up really early, anxiety seemed worse because I had the side effects to worry about as well. I have lost about a stone too. Now I am on top of thinks and getting out and about. Eating normally and my Dr says an odd glass of wine is ok. Stick with the meds but. Good luck
Stick with them I'm on them yes you do get a few side effects but you do with all medication I've been on them for 5 weeks xxxx
I take mine in the morning with my breakfast. Xx
Hi, I'm so sorry to hear that. I tried taking them nearly a year ago and stopped after two days because of the side effects. Sometimes the time isn't right for you to persevere. Have you tried supplements such as ashwaganda? It was recommended to me as very good for anxiety? I hope you find something that works for you x
Yes, I'm currently on 30mg citalopram daily and I've found them very effective. BUT the first couple of days were pretty awful and I felt more anxious for the first 3-4 weeks (20mg at that time) before the improvements started to become apparent. It was only because I'd read the information on the link below that I realised that many people do feel worse before starting to feel better that I stuck with them, I could easily have thought "These aren't doing me any good, perhaps I'm having a bad reaction to them, I'll have to stop..." Now, I'm so glad I did stick with them.